THE GUTHRIE THEATER PRESENTS A SPLIT BRITCHES PRODUCTION OF
Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)
performed by LOIS WEAVER and PEGGY SHAW
written by LOIS WEAVER, PEGGY SHAW and HANNAH MAXWELL
From the groundbreaking, gender-bending Split Britches theater company comes a political satire that explores aging, anxiety and “doomsday” theory through conversation and collaboration with an array of elders and artists. Named after the buried or forgotten munitions of war known as UXOs, this unique production combines darkly playful Dr. Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring new protocol for public discussion — the Situation Room. As the performers contemplate where UXOs are located, how much energy they contain and what would happen if they were uncovered, they suggest that this potentially dangerous ammo may also be a metaphor for our unexplored desires.
In the news
Founded in New York City in 1980 by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin, Split Britches continues with the duo and solo work of Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver. The pioneering theater company is known for its innovative and groundbreaking work in establishing the feminist and queer theater movement in the United States and its work with the theatrical form, often mixing a variety of theatrical traditions and styles as it explores the connections between gender roles, class, feminism and homosexuality against a background of American political and literary myth-making.
About the festival
The Guthrie’s Level Nine Series is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.